To add to the excitement, as part of a new project I'm taking on as part of my BibRave Ambassadorship, I got a fancy new GoPro camera in the mail today! I'll be able to share more on that later but I'm super excited it got here just in time to go to Hawaii with me!
My Race Plan
The race starts at 5:00am and we'll be running almost 2 hours before the sun comes up so that is on our side. The course description, according to the website, says "The terrain is level except for short uphill grades around Diamond Head." So that sounds promising to me.
The Hubbo and I have the plan to run the whole race together. We haven't done that in a while so that will be nice. We also realize that we ran a marathon 3 weeks ago so we plan to take this one at a much more relaxed pace. In fact, being as the Honolulu Marathon has no time limit and race walkers are very welcome, we plan to do a run/walk/run strategy for the whole race. We haven't figured out the exact intervals yet, but we just want to sit back and enjoy the race and the beautiful scenery! So this will definitely NOT be a PR race for us, but we plan to have a good time!
Packing For A Race and Vacation 3,819 Miles Away
I may toss a few other important things in my carry on bag like my swimming stuff and flip flops. That's pretty much all I need the rest of the week, right?
Confession: I'm an over-packer y'all!
It's true! Every. Single. Time.
If you don't believe me, look at this picture. This is my living room the day before my first out-of-town race. From the looks of this picture it appears that I would have been gone several days or at least traveled a great distance. Do you want to know where I went for my first out of town race? To Oklahoma City. A measly little 1.5 hours away from Tulsa and for only 1 night!
The struggle is real y'all!
You can't see it very well, but in that blue bag on the left side of the picture is my toaster and a loaf of bread. Yes. A freaking toaster!!!!
Don't worry, since we are flying I won't be packing my toaster this time. But no promises that I won't pack far more outfits than I can possibly wear while we are there! I mean c'mon. You never really know what you are going to do until you are there and you may need 2 outfits a day, right? Ladies back me up on this!
Fun Facts About The Honolulu Marathon
- The race starts at 5:00 am
- The race is kicked of by a Fireworks display!
- It is the 3rd largest race in the US
- Over 30,000 runners participate each year
- There is no registration cut-off
- There is no time limit
- This race is only a full marathon or 10K race day walk
- The Elite 1st place winner gets $40,000!
- The men's course record is 2:11:12 set in 2004 by a Kenyan
- The women's course record is 2:27:19 set in 2006 by a Russian